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30,305 people died within 21 days of having COVID-19 vaccine in England between January and June 2021.

Only 4,570 people died within 21 days of a vaccine dose during this period.

On September 15, 2021, the Daily Expose, a conspiracy news site, published a report claiming that 30,305 people died within 21 days of getting a COVID-19 vaccine in England during the first six months of 2021. The information was attributed to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

According to an ONS report titled "Deaths involving COVID-19 by vaccination status, England," between January 2 and July 2, England witnessed 51,281 COVID-19 deaths. According to the report, this included 640 fully vaccinated people (1.2 percent of the total 51,281 deaths) and those who got infected before receiving the jab. The report adds that for people who were fully vaccinated, the risk of death involving COVID-19 was consistently lower than those who took one or no jab, as shown by the weekly age-standardized mortality rates for deaths involving COVID-19.

The report says that between January 2 and July 2, the number of people who died after being fully immunized had an initial positive PCR test at least 14 days after the second vaccination dose was 256. It says that the median age of people with breakthrough deaths was 84 years. Of these people, 13.1 percent were identified as likely to be immunocompromised, compared to 5.4 percent for other COVID-19 deaths.

The report adds that 4,388 people (23.5 percent of total deaths) died fewer than 21 days after their first dose; whereas, 182 (1.6 percent of total deaths) died fewer than 21 days after the second dose. The number of people who died after the first dose is comparatively high as according to the analysis of COVID-19 infections survey, the risk of a new infection following vaccination is highest during the first 21 days after the first dose.

The number of people who died within 21 days of having either dose of COVID-19 vaccine is 4,388 plus 182, which equals 4,570. Thus, the claim that 30,305 people died within 21 days of having COVID-19 vaccine in England is false.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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